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blocks back from that discovery building. in what seems like a seen out of a movie. we are told an environmental activist, who wants to safe the planet, has gone in with bombs strapped to his crest and a gun. and we are told he has three people hostage at this hour. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. teams descend on downtown several spring. as a gunman entered the discovery channel building, possibly firing one shot and taking several hostages. adding to the chaos, police say the gunman has metallic cannisters, strapped to his front and back that may be an explosive device. >> he came in. he was wearing what appeared to be metallic cannist are devices on his front and back. he also pulled a handgun out and was waving a handgun. >> we originella had -- originally had a report that there was a shot fired. we have not confirmed that
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that, in fact, is the case. >> reporter: cbs is reporting the gunman is 42-year-old james lee. he has reportedly protested at the discovery building before and may be upset with their environmental programming. we are in negotiations with him currently. and those negotiations are ongoing. >> reporter: a day care center in the building has also been evacuated. all of the children appear to be safe. >> one woman came to me and said, do not go in the lobby. there is some activity going on with cops. >> reporter: a former fbi profiler says time is on the side of the negotiators. >> it gives them time to happened this -- understand this guy, understand what his demands are. >> reporter: chaos in and out of the downtown area. closed off by police. >> you can see, the buses have all been rerouted. there is a lot more chaos here. a lot more traffic than is normally here. >> reporter: we have breaking news to report to you. apparently that gunman has now
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been shot. and we are told that all three of the hostages that he had have now made it out. we have just heard from police, only moments ago. >> approximately 10 minutes ago. the -- -- the suspect was shot by police officers. the device appeared to go off. we haven't confirmed that as of this time. we saw some smoke. may have heard a pop. we haven't confirmed all of that information yet. the hostages -- there were three hostages. all of the hostages are safe. and are out of the building. at this point, we are still -- it is still an operation -- a joint operation between the police and fire rescue, because
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there are other suspected devices. >> reporter: so we are, as you're hearing from police there, they are now saying that this now 4-hour long, very tense standoff wa gunman who was holding -- standoff with a gunman who was holding three people hostage, the good news is all three have made it out alive. but there are still a lot questions. no doubt a lot of questions about this gunman who was holding people hostage in the hours to come, why he did it. we'll have the latest for you coming up at 5:30 and 6:00. back to you. >> derek, thank you so much for those important updates. wjz complete coverage continues now. captain mike perry is over the scene for us. mike, can -- what can you tell us, the situation just ending. >> yeah, we just heard that. we didn't notice anything significant until we heard derek say the suspect was shot. we saw three tactical officers walk into the front of the
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building. we did not see anyone that looked like a civilian or a hostage walk out from this side. and this is the georgia avenue side. it is unclear at this point where police have evacuated those hostages. apparently still an ongoing situation. because whatever the man had strapped to him, they are treating as if it were a potential explosive device. and that is why they are keeping everything cordoned off at this point. we have seen no -- [ inaudible ] especially if they weren't wearing tactical gear, walk toward the building. what you're seeing now is retie -- pretty much staut status quo. police holding here. the tactical unit and bomb squad continues to do their job. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you, captain mike perry, reporting live. the armed gunman, again, has been shot, as you heard from derek valcourt. there are about three hostages. police are looking into the possibility that several suspicious devices are still in
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the buildings. so at this point, police cannot give the all-clear until that has been determined. the suspect, this is what we understand again, that this person has been shot. but there is no word -- we'll have more word for you in a moment. stay with wjz for complete coverage of first warning weather. log on for the latest updates as more details become available. the other very big story of the day, bribery and extortion. just some of the charges maryland state senator ulysses currie has been indicted on. it happened today after a two- year federal investigation involving the senator and the shoppers corporation. he will now have to go to court. kelly mcpherson has more on the 18-count indictment for us. kelly? >> reporter: mary, the 50-page indictment outlines how investigators believe currie conspired with shoppers. investigators say the senator worked secretly for the company, receiving thousands of
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dollars over six years. >> reporter: the four-term state senator is described in the indictment as an unethical politician, taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from shoppers food warehouse. in exchange, he promised to use his powerful position in annapolis to increase its bottom line. senator ulysses currie received $245,000 between 2002 and 2008. the fbi raided currie's home in 2008. state agencies have been subpoenaed for activities involving currie. the result, an 18-count indictment, including bribery and extortion charges for the senator. currie maintains he did nothing wrong. >> getting upset, i don't want to say is a waste of energy, but i need to focus on my family, my child. continue the focus on my constituents. >> reporter: he chairs the powerful taxation and budget committee. that controls all monies for
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the state budget. the lobbying efforts raise state funds for shopping developments. helped transfer liquor license for one of its stores and requested highway money to pay for road improvements around shoppers stores. currie has stepped down from that post side. and the quote. i am saddened that the investigation of senator currie has reached this point. >> currie is also indicted for making false statements to the fbi about how he inserted himself into the political process to get state funds and favorable for shoppers. >> thank you for that coverage. governor martin o'malley released a statement today, saying this is a sad day. and adds that people have the right to expect the highest ethical service from their public servants. tonight, the path of
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hurricane earl remains unpredictable. it's still unclear. earl already forces mandatory evacuation on north carolina's island. 5,000 tourists and hundreds of residents were forced to leave. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist bernadette woods ask tim williams are tracking earl. mike hellgren is following the situation from ocean city. and adam may has more on statewide preparations. first warning continues with bernadette. >> the latest update has come in. and it is now once again, a category 4 hurricane. the other thing, a hurricane watch is now replaced with tropical storm warnings. this graphic hasn't even updated yet. this has just come in with the updates. a lot of people are concerned with the winds. tim is going to have a little more on that coming up in a few moments. tropical storm warnings, where you see the hurricane watch. that means tropical storm conditions are imminent in the
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next 36 to 48 hours. and as far as tropical storm conditions mean, winds over 39 miles per hour, gusting possibly up to 70 miles per hour. that would be the upper end, heading toward a hurricane. here's the latest. winds at 132 miles per hour. still moving to the northwest at 17 miles an hour. take a look. it maintains a major hurricane status. that means 3 or higher as it passes by maryland. we'll take you by. and show you as it passes by our latitude. still a 3. before it weakens to a 2. this is a very massive, very strong storm that is going to be passing us by. although it will pass by offshore, it's going to be close enough to feel some effects. so for more on that, we're thinking wind gusts that are going to tropical storm force. and squally weather with the heavy rain bands coming in. and a lot of surf that is out there, too. the other thing people are concerned with are storm surges. for more on that and a little more on the storm. we'll send it out to tim. >> the storm surge is something
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a lot of folks are concerned about. we've already lived through isabel and northern portions of the chesapeake bay and down at the mouth. of course, we are concerned about water building up. it is potentially going to happen. 1 to 3 feet above flood or regular tide levels. this is how it shapes up. first off, we're looking at southerly winds as the storm approaches. 1 to 3 feet above the average. that means as it makes its way across the outer banks. we can expect the higher-than- average tides to the mouth of the bay. but that quickly changes from thursday into thursday night, as storm starts to move on by. by late thursday into friday morning, the wind shifts as the storms move on through. these storms shift in a counter clockwise fashion. all of the water that builds up will start to be forced out. northerly winds from the bay, pushes any water that built up right back out. winds and all sustained, will still be minor.
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inland to central maryland. over to other parts of maryland. this moves quickly. we have but a minor concern for other folks from say the city and metro on. we will continue to keep you updated on this. we will continue to talk about fiona out there. and now we have tropical storm gaston. all in the atlantic out there. bob will have the first warning forecast on those. first warning weather coverage continues live in ocean city. mike hellgren is there with the latest on the response to this storm. mike, it's a hot day there, i'm sure people were in the water a little bit. >> reporter: they were. but we've heard of several rescues. and still dangerous in the water here. and we mentioned evacuations a moment ago. and the mayor says he does not think that will happen because of the storm. however, if the track changes, they are prepared for that. but they don't believe there will be any evacuations. one thing the mayor says they may have to limit is people's access to the beach even after the storms because of the
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dangerous rip currents. the waves are getting bigger here. and hurricane earl getting closer. and more than a quarter million people expected for labor day weekend. >> what we would do is encourage people to continue on with their vacation. but to watch their local television stations. to watch the track of the storm. and just wait until the storm and the event is over before you travel. hundreds of swimmers have been rescued here. >> reminds me of like hawaii or california. i'm not used to seeing waves this high in ocean city. common sense. and i'm very worried about it. i'm going to cut my vacation
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short. >> if the weather is bad, you just pick something else to do. it wouldn't discourage me at all. >> probably going to be lousy. we have been preaching preparedness and public education, way before this will storm. now is the time to test it. the "e" word is not even on the screen now. but we're prepared if we have to do anything additional. >> leaders and tourists are trying to stay optimistic. >> it's beautiful. this is where you're supposed to be after a day at the beach. on a day like this. >> but maybe not on friday. >> maybe not on friday. >> let's be the adventurerous kind. and i've got 45 lifeguard stan stands throughout the beach. also picking up things. smaller items, closing up the sea wall. typical things they do to get ready for a hurricane. right now, though, it is beautiful out here. the calm before the storm. back to you on tv hill. >> mike hellgren, reporting live. wjz is live at the inner harbor. adam may is there. and has the latest response on
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the officials as they prepare for the impact of this system. >> kai, everything nice and calm. peaceful now in the inner harbor. but behind the scenes, a lot of preparations are under way. with hurricane earl fast approaching, they are making sure they are stuck. they're also taking major ships in the port of baltimore to make sure millions of dollars can weather the storm. >> going out and making sure we know where everything is before the storm. so we can compare it to after the storm leaves. >> the coast guard is also anticipating draw bridge closures. stay off the water before, during and after the storm. secure private boat accessories. and avoid swimming until the water is safe. natural resources police agree. >> be prepared for the worst. all of our vessels are made ready. personnel, check their equipment. >> reporter: bge is urging customers customers to stock up on essentials, like batteries and water, while crews brace
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for another round of cleanup, either here or in neighboring areas! we've had conversations with the field folks, with supervisors. we've also talked to other utilities, to determine what their needs might be, if we have the ability to send crews to assist, should that need to be made. >> reporter: most have adjusted their itinnerraries to the storm's path. it's being monitored bithe weather association. -- by the weather association. >> this is a great time for people in the bay area to consider their hurricane plan. we have a long way to go. >> until november 30th when the season ends. most marine agencies are planning to be fully staffed for the busy labor day weekend. reporting live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> adam, thank you. stay with wjz 13 for the latest on hurricane earl.
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murder at the inner harbor. two years after a university of maryland engineer was found missing, they have solved this cold case. they found out, the 22-year- old's death was not an accident. >> the past two years, the friends and family members of uncurb gupta of montgomery county, were torn up with questions. >> reporter: in august 2008, gupta was 22 years old, when he drowned in the inner harbor. at the time, police found no evidence of foul play. but last week, witnesses came forward, leading detectives to 24-year-old wayne black. >> we took the suspect into custody for questioning and he did confess to the murder. >> exactly what his family suspected all along. >> very, very far. he was running very fast. >> the arrest comes just a few
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days after the controversial firing of one baltimore police officer. he was caught on tape, reprimanding a skate boarder. >> video doesn't show. but told, this is quote, a perfect example of why we need recovers down there who weren't afraid to enforce the law, end quote. >> i don't think this is an organized effort by skateboarders. >> gupta's family says they are so happy now, they know what happened. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> he was scheduled to have a bail hearing earlier today. but officials say he remains in shock. a very hot start to temperatures in the 90s. baltimore county students were let out two hours early
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because. heat. a live look outside right now. still very warm as we move into the evening. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk is updating the temperatures. bob? something we have been used to all summer long. today is the 53rd day of 90- plus temperatures. 93 now. 96 in washington. 90 at pax river. 84, ocean city. and 82 in oakland. with the dew point at 62. and 92-degree temperature. but feels like 94 degrees at ocean city. 92 degrees. cool spot, oakland, 81. we have slightly cooler temperatures tomorrow. and a much cooler labor day weekend ahead. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00. standoff over. hostages released at the discovery channel headquarters in silver spring just a short time ago. the suspect has been shot. an update with all of the
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details coming up. midair scare. two men detained after investigators suspect they were plotting an attack. tonight, why police believe they were keeping them in custody. special guests at bwi airport today. i'll tell you who big fans get to meet. that's coming up next. september scorcher. the updated first warning weather forecast with bob coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we continue to follow the breaking news out of silver springs. that's where authorities have shot james lee, after he took several people hostage at gunpoint at the discovery channel headquarters. all three hostages and everyone who worked in the building were able to get out safely. the suspect's condition is unknown at this point. police are looking at the possibility that several suspicious devices are still in the building captain mike perry
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remains over the scene, monitoring the situation on the ground. >> they seem to maintain control this is where the police activity still remains. we've seen a lot of the tactical units. but we still see a d.c. bomb squad here saw just down the street. police are still maintaining a perimeter. looks like they maintained a lockdown around the building. that is what we believe is happening at this point. but as you can see, silver spring remains status quo. and police still maintain their area around the building. >> thank you, captain mike
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perry. the situation at the discovery headquarters has ended. the gunman has been shot. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the situation. log on for the latest update, as more details become available. we'll get a check on our roads. here's sharon gibala at traffic control. we still have a problem on the jfx now. that is going to be in the southbound lanes just past the beltway we have a crash there. watch for a wreck valving a motorcycle. inside. and an accident at towson. beaver bank court. stout still looking at that delay on 95 northbound between 198 and 100. there's a look at your beltway drive times and speeds. top side is the slowest all because of that accident as mixed with the typical delay. there is a look at ocean city,
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if you were heading toed the beach. traffic there moving fine. everything moving very slowly, though, as i mentioned, on the top side. this traffic report is brought to you by the national aquarium. make a splash wednesday, september and october. music and story time at 10:00 a.m. visit aqua.org. back over to you. >> all right, sharon. so one more day, and we can hit a record? >> obviously some big changes here. looks great for the labor day weekend. take a look at temps right now. it's another hot afternoon. 93. the dew point is alt 62. humidity 35%. south winds at 5. barometer falling just a tad. come back and take a look at the end of the week and labor day weekend forecast after this. . ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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another very hot afternoon. temperatures in the 90s. so hot for schools in the baltimore area that they were let out early. take a look at temperatures around the region now. still for oakland and ocean city, everybody is at 90-plus degrees. that means a little unusual for the first days of september. yes, it can get pretty hot. but by the next week or so, our averages drop back to the upper
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70s, believe it or not. dew point at 62. yesterday, around 61. a little higher that afternoon. a little more humid. and that's why it feels a little more uncomfortable than it did last week. monday, it was really dry. east coast, right now. not a cloud to be seen. to the west of us, this front with showers and showers and storms this afternoon. this is going to change your weather dramatically. it will help to boost and kick out earl off to the east and northeast. rather quickly. you've probably heard. it's already revved up to a category 4 once again. particularly along the coast of the carolinas. they're going to really feel it. maryland tropical storm warning issued from virginia through the jersey area. that means tropical storm forced winds are expected within the next 48 hours. that is anything from 39 to 74- mile-an-hour winds. to the west. there's the showers showers and
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thunderstorms. here's earl. pretty much the same as you can see, as it heads off to the the carolinas. still off our coast. with a 3 or perhaps strong 2 category storm. right now, up to 132. a little further to the east. not going to impact anybody as it heads out not north and northeast. and just a minute ago, gaston, a new tropical storm heading out to the west, with winds of 40. yes, the tropics are going crazy. tonight, cooler and quiet nice night again. but warmer than last night. another very, very warm day. with increase in high clouds. particularly tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow's high, about 92 degrees. we'll update the five-day forecast. with gaston and fiona and earl coming up. >> all right, bob. thank you. still ahead at 5:00, wjz continues to monitor the breaking news at the discovery channel headquarters. the hostages are now safe. we'll have an update live from the scene. out of this world. help. nasa now reaching out to the miners in chile. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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why is roman meal bread nutritious? two slices provide at least sixteen grams of whole grains and an excellent source of calcium. roman meal bread: great taste and nutrition since nineteen-twelve. it's about 5:33. 93 degrees and cloudy. here's what people are talking about tonight. the host agents -- hostages are safe. good news from the standoff in silver spring. derek valcourt has the latest. >> reporter: it is an end to this tense, four-hour long standoff. inside of the discovery
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communications building here in the center of silver springs. about an area that they have cordoned off for some four hours now. and the man at the center of it all, 42-year-old james lee. he is an environmental activist. and we were told he is unhappy with the discovery channel's environmental programming. right around 1:00. he walked into the lobby of that building, with? 1900 people work. he was armed with a gun. had explosives strapped to his body. he took three hostages, and then began speaking with police, giving them a list of demands. meanwhile, employees who are still inside that building, were quickly alerted to the danger. >> there was an announcement that came over the loudspeaker, saying there is a situation in the lobby. that's all we knew. got on the internet, of course, and looked it up. ask that's where we found out what was happening. >> then shortly after that, the security grew.
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our facilities team came around, started moving employees to safe areas in the building. and then once they determine the situation, they moved us out through the back stairwell, out through the parking garage and over across the street. >> now, moments before 5:00, police say they were able to shoot that 42-year-old suspect with the explosives strapped to his body. they say they were not sure they could hear a pop and saw some sort of smoke emanating from one of the devices strapped to his body. they were trying to determine if it had, in fact, gone off. all three of the hostages, though, we were told, are safe. police at this point have told us they have rushed the suspect off to the hospital. we are not aware of his medical condition now. we do know that police are concerned that there could be more explosives somewhere in the building. and they are trying right now to make sure that those explosives are safe, that they do not go off, that they do not put anyone else in jeopardy.
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they say they will brief the media again at 6:00. and of course, you can count on wjz, to bring you the very latest. we're live in silver springs, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> let's recap what we know. the armed gunman inside the discovery headquarters has been shot by police. there were three hostages. but we're told they're all safe at this hour. police are looking into the possibility that several suspicious devices are still in the building, as derek mentioned. right now, no word on the suspect's condition. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the incident alt discovery communications. stay stun -- tuned to wjz.com as information becomes available. hurricane earl stays on the move. governor o'malley is advising travelers not to travel to or from the city. and the coast guard wants people to stay out of the water. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bernadette woods is tracking
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the path of the storm for us. bernadette? >> reporter: mary, there is so much sunshine out there now. but the winds are already starting to churn up that water now. this is earl. it is now back up to category 4 status. and it is making its way northward. you can see the first bands of cloud, already starting to move into north carolina. there's no rain out of those. just clouds. but it's already starting to make that progression. here's the path of the storm. it's a category 4 storm. and notice as it passes by here in maryland, still a major storm. that's a three or higher on the scale. at this point, 132 miles per hour. now, we do have, in our area, the hurricane watch has been upgraded to a tropical storm warning. so where you see that pink is actually now a tropical storm warning. that means tropical storm conditions are emnept in -- imminent in the next 36 to 48 hours. that would also mean wind gusts up to 46 miles an hour or higher. that's just the beginning of this. we'll have more shortly. >> all right, bernadette, thank you. and stay with wjz 13 for the
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latest on hurricane earl. to get updates and see live doppler radar, go to wjz.com. officials feared that they were conducting a dry run of future terrorist attacks. new, -- now, two men arrested in the netherlands are released into custody. police say initial tests on luggage blocking -- belonging to one of the men showed ichedz of explosives. however, later tests didn't find anything. the two men were released without charges. officials in chile are getting help from nasa, as they try to rescue 33 trapped miners. this, as crews begin work on an escape tunnel. wjz is live on the story. vic is in the newsroom with more for us. >> reporter: officials say it's crucial that the miners stay positive as crews work around the clock to reach them. nasa experts have been called in to help the men cope with the humid conditions in their confined space underground. crews have been drilling in escaped tunnels to reach the men but say progress is slow going. the escape tunnel will take two
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to four months to finish. among other things, miners have created a small, subterranean chapel to help keep their spirits up. >> the men have been trapped since the tunnel caved in almost a month ago. new details tonight about how the auto industry is doing this summer. august may have been the slowest month for auto sales since 1982. consumers are avoiding showrooms, despite big discounts, over concerns the economy will fall into a bigger recession. last fall, the cash 4 clunkers program gave auto sales a big boost. a world class race track. jessica kartalija reports. the city makes another major announcement, adding excitement to the baltimore grand pree. -- grand prix. >> reporter: racing fans now have another reason to celebrate, as the city gears up for what they're calling the festival of speed. the city is revved up for the baltimore grand prix. now scheduled to make its charm city debut one year from now.
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>> we've always wanted to make this event a just nation for people traveling throughout the region and throughout the world to visit our great city. and we think making it a labor day will make it that much easier for those fans. >> reporter: the track runs down pratt street to light and contly -- connelly street. cuts through the stadiums, then onto russell street. with cars reaching speeds up to 180 miles per hour. >> virtually, every lap, there's a lot of excitement. not just single file stuff. there's always excitement going on. >> and now, adding more fuel to the three-day event. >> it is a great pleasure to announce that american lemans series is joining the baltimore grand prix, as headlining race in the inaugural event on labor day weekend 2011. american le mans is a series of endurance and sprint races, with brands like mazda,
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ferrari, bmw, and ashton martin. >> we add the most technically advanced vehicles, the most relevant cars in the world. >> all of the cars in the lemans series will race on one of five fuels. making the baltimore grand prix, one of the greenest racing events ever. baltimore is expect said to go on sale. and fans are ready. >> it's easy to get to. and i'm from here. >> this is expected to pour some $70 million into baltimore city's economy. i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. a title sponsor for the baltimore grand prix has not been announced. sky eye chopper 13 over the scene of a disabled marc train.
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>> we're told this is in the new carrollton area of prince george's county. this is off of route 50, near the capital beltway. a marc train, apparently disabled for some period of time, was sitoth rails. passengers on board apparently no attempt has been made to get them off. and it appears that that diesel engine has hooked up to the back of the train and will continue to push the train to its destination. now, it's not clear at this point whether this is north or southbound train. but as you can -- there's the diesel line. there's been no reports of injury. and it's not clear at this point what caused the train to shut down. apparently it lost power and has been here for sometime. you see, there is some amtrak employees waiting nearby. but at this point, no buses have been ordered. no one has left the train. it appears the train has been pushed to another station.
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how does the next 24 hours shape up for our region? in the outback, where it's still plenty of hot and sunny. tim williams joins us. >> reporter: we're definitely looking at another continuation, another night of very nice temperatures, getting down to about 70s. it will be pretty mild and pretty warm. tomorrow is another good bit of sunshine. we go right back up again to the low 90s. and with the heat index, we could be in the mid90s and near 100 again. in some spart -- parts of the area, overnight lows going down. and some parts of the region, especially near downtown. and for the next five days, with changes on the way, we send it back in to bob. >> looking at the weekend looks great. we'd love to get through friday. where a tropical storm warning is in effect. ocean city could see up to 50, with heavy rain as well. at least for a time. 92, some clouds coming in late. 88 friday. 81. clearing that breezy saturday. beautiful for sunday and monday. 80. back in the 50s at night.
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82, mostly sunny on monday. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. in today's energy saver, save water by jaying -- scraping them before loading them. rinsing dishes. also remember to run a full load and use the air dry option if available. for more information on how you can be an energy saver, go to wjz.com and click on our special section on our home page. check in for these stories and more. vic is standing by with a preview. the hostage crisis is over. three people are safe. cbs news reports, the suspect is dead. new at 6:00, the latest on a still chaotic situation. making the bay healthy. the federal funding being used to help keep fertilizer out of the water. check in for more on these stories and the day's breaking news, coming up at 6:00. back to you, kai and mary. some southwest passengers get a surprise at bwi today. as airline employees turn out to really be players for the
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baltimore orioles. >> that's so cool. suzanne collins explains, it was hard for brian roberts to remain incognito. >> reporter: even though he can swing a bat, brian roberts had to get a lesson, waving the orange baton, to bring in a southwest airlines flight. >> thank you. enjoy the flight. >> reporter: jay is a brand new player for the orioles. >> i've played in a couple of different cities. i love baltimore. it's kind of a small-town feel but big city of >> reporter: today, the flying public got to meet the players. >> how old are you? 3? wow. >> people really liked meeting the orioles today. because they've had the best in six years under their new manager. >> certainly infectious for all of us and certainly, buck
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showalter coming in. it's been a fun month. also, orioles pet calendars. a guy on his way to vegas for a bachelor party says this trip is starting out right. >> what do you think about meeting brian roberts? >> it's great. it's been a dream for a while. since he's been with the o's to finally meet him. >> and o's learn fierlts hand that these are not aloof. >> i think a lot of times people think we are. but we're normal people, just like anybody else. >> mets. >> who is your favorite player? [ simultaneous speakers ] >> reporter: at any wi, suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. >> we'll make those o's fans. mets fans. >> just too cute. the orioles, by the way, had 17 wins in the month of august. >> and i said, there's a little cartoon in the newsroom. >> what did it say? >> august is now ogust. >> it's been a long time
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orioles expanded their win in august. and they can expand further. all added to the roster today. rimold jumps right into the lineup. he is the designated hitter tonight against the red sox. orioles have won four in a row. and they rap -- wrapped up august with 17 wins in a row. and that's the best in the month. and brian matusz has continued what has been a terrific run. pitching into the 7th inning. struck out 6. and a 5-2 win. four straight, well-pitched games. >> it's part of the rotation. we need to be pushing each other, each and every start. and i feel like that's what we're doing now. everyone is going out there. and pitching as hard as i can. and putting dead outings
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together, back to back. and getting on a good roll. rookie jake arieta. game time, 7:05. you can see it all on masn hd. football now. we're counting down to the 2010 regular season for the ravens. they start on september 14th. in new york against the jets. one more warmup game tomorrow night. the ravens are unbeaten in three unbeat know seasons so far. the ravens have important decisions to make. they have plenty of depth to work with, especially on the defensive line. >> any guy on this team can go somewhere and be a starter somewhere else. you just have to play hard every day. and not worry about, you know who is going to get caught. can't really play the numbers
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game. you just have to go out there and try to get better. that's the name of the game. >> reporter: the ravens bolstered the roster by acquiring josh wilson. got him in a trade in seattle. wilson, a former maryland terrapin. he will likely get immediate playing time with the terrapins. don't look for him to be in uniform tomorrow night. more on the o's at eyewitness news at 6:00. and still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. >> i'm derek valcourt in silver spring, maryland, where a tense, four-hour-long standoff, with a gunman who took three hostages is now over. his fate, coming up on eyewitness news. [ female announcer ] new real fruit smoothies from mccafé are real fruit,
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blueberries, and bananas, which makes them really delicious. ♪ that's what we're made of. ♪ coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00. a man takes several hostages inside the discovery building in montgomery county. tracking hurricane earl. extensive first warning weather coverage of what you can expect. indictment, a powerful state senator, hit with several serious charges. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. iewrnz at 6:00 starts now.
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silver spring standoff. an armed man takes hostages, inside the discovery channel headquarters. tonight, how it ended. the suspect and his possible motive. hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> i'm mary bubala. denise is off. and here's what people are talking about tonight. >> the hostage standoff is over. the gunman is dead. but there is still the rem nantszs of a caon the -- remnants of a caotic scene. derek valcourt is there. >> reporter: the good news this afternoon, all three of the hostages are now safe. and that chaotic and tense four- hour standoff is over, after police shot that gunman. an environmental activist who was upset with the discovery channel. he was apparently having explosives strapped to his body when he entered that building and took hostages. swartd

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